Does the 2.0.1 update fix photo quality?

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    Did anybody compare picture quality before and after the update? Pictures taken in the same light and area?

    Or did the update just fix the auto focus problem?
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    I did and other then being a bet quicker I didn't noticed anything new about the photo quality. Don't get me wrong, the camera does work better it's just the resolution and quality have not changed.
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    Will it help to use another photo application from the market to take pictures? Or will the quality be exactly the same?
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    My resolution was really small. I can't figure out how to change it back.
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    I'm still running 2.0 and the crazy thing is Google Goggles takes better pictures than the camera app. It's clearly a software issue. My pictures look like they're from a 2mp camera - my LG Dare took MUCH better pictures. I'll be very disappointed if 2.0.1 doesn't fix this.
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    with the camera app open,

    1. touch menu
    2. touch settings
    3. touch picture size
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    what camera app is better that everyone is using?
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    Some people say that FxCamera takes better pictures. However, it does not use the flash even in complete darkness.
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    how do you know Goggles takes a better picture? Were you able to take two pictures, and down load it to your computer to do a side by side comparison?I have Goggles and can't figure out how to save the photos.

    The camera on the Droid is not bad, but it's not great. No software is ever going to fix it. It's a hardware (sensor) issue. Unless the sensor is not truly a 5MP sensor and software was used to interpolate, the camera will never be better. It is possible however that software may be introduced to post process the captured image, but that would be bad too.
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    When you take a google goggles picture, you can view it before going to results - also, at the bottom of the result page, you can see the picture again. I compared by taking pictures of the exact same thing and then flipping back and forth between apps. Not 100% scientific, but gave me a good idea. Even just the viewer on google goggles seems to look sharper. Something about the light adjustment.
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    Hard to compare on the Droid screen. Must compare on the PC, and for a true comparison, put it on a tripod, and timer your shutter.
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    I noticed this as well. Like, DRASTICALLY better...

    It might be that the instantly resize, but the color and sharpness are better, on the droid screen itself.

    Sad that the picture quality has not improved. My pictures are so noisy that I'm pretty much embarassed to post them. The video is excellent, so I don't get why the camera can't take a still.
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    I got my phone today, and I cant believe how bad the pictures are. This is like going 10 years back in time! All my inside shots are so full of distortion! This camera is a big joke! Tomorrow I will test outside, hope they are fare better.
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    Here's one from outside - not too bad for 5mp camera. It suffers under low light though, you can see that in the shaded areas.

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    My camera has been phenomenal... lucky me I guess :)
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    How do you attach a picture?

    So you get nice quality inside also in bad light?
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    Here is a photo inside. All my pictures inside is like this. Is this normal?

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    Click the button that says "Manage Attachments" then the "Browse" button up top. Find the pic and attach it to your reply.

    Anyone else wanna post bragging quality Droid pics??
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    Looks like low-light - mine will do the same thing. I think it is addressed in another thread and has something to do with low aperture, high megapixel and dilithium chrystals :)

    Take one in better light - florescent or sunlight seems to bring out the best in the Droid cam. To answer your question, I think it is normal. Someone else that is satisfied with their Droid pics post a low-light to compare.
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    In my poorly lit basement... [​IMG]
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